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Remembering 'The' Custodian of Beauty

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Inspired by my love of jewellery, Elizabeth Taylor has a special place in my heart, not only did she emanate beauty, but had a phenomenal view of the amazing jewellery she was so fortunate to own.

“I knew I wanted to share my collection with others so that they could get a glimpse of the joys, the thrills, and the pure happiness that these beautiful creations have given me. I hope their presence and their magic will be passed on to others, loved but not possessed, for we are all temporary custodians of beauty.” 

http://www.amazon.com/Elizabeth-Taylor-Love-Affair-Jewelry/dp/0743236645

Immersing myself in a jewellery business, I've thought hard about why I've loved jewellery my whole life. There's a unique connection humanity has to these minerals from our earth, they can be over a million years old, which is staggering isn't it? And we can carefully sculpt them into something even more miraculous. As long as mankind has existed, jewellery has been symbolic through the ages & through of all the world's cultural diversity. 

Taylor's own estate was magnificent, probably the most famous piece became known as the Taylor-Burton Diamond, a 69.42 carat (yep!) pear cut by Harry Winston. Richard Burton, both her 5th & 6th husband, bought it for her from Cartier in 1969. After their second divorce it's reported that Taylor sold the diamond and part of the proceeds funded a hospital in Botswana.

Rest In Peace Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011)

http://elizabethtaylor.com/galleries/what-can-you-say-about-a-legend/

 

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